WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY'S COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE

 

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CONTACT:                                                                                                           
Lauren Rodriguez
Marketing Manager
Wild Horse Pass Development Authority
lrodriguez@wildhorsepass.com
(480) 229-9329
www.wildhorsepass.com

WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

PHOENIX, AZ- March 25, 2020 - Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information regarding public health conditions at the Wild Horse Pass Destination and managed businesses.  As the managers of both Wild Horse Pass and Gila River Business Enterprises (GRBE), we understand the effect business closures may have on the Community, and the need for our convenience stores/gas stations to remain open to provide essential services during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

GILA RIVER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (GRBE) - GAS STATIONS & CONVENIENCE STORES
While remaining operational, we are making the health and safety of our employees a top priority.  We are working with our management team to continuously monitor our ability to sufficiently staff our stores. As a result, our store hours may change depending on staff available to serve our customers. We will do our best to provide the Community with as much advance notice as possible regarding any changes to our store operations.

Please see below for a list of GRBE convenience stores/gas stations’ current operating hours. For any updates or changes to these hours, please visit our WHPDA COVID-19 Information page.

Komatke Market
All customer transactions occur through the service window. Effective Wednesday, March 25th the store will be closed nightly from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice.

Uhs Kehk Store (Blackwater)
Customer access to the store has been restricted and customers are being serviced from the front door. Effective Wednesday, March 25th the store will be closing nightly from 7:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice.

Sacaton Union 76 Convenience Store
All customer transactions occur through the service window. There has been no change to the store’s hours and it will continue to close nightly from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice.

Casa Blanca Market
All customer transactions occur through the service window. There has been no change to the store’s hours and it will remain operational 24 hours per day, until further notice.

Toka Sticks Service Station
All customer transactions occur through the service window. Effective Monday, March 30th the store will be closed nightly from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice.

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There has been no change to the store’s hours and it will remain operational 24 hours per day until further notice.

WILD HORSE PASS - WHPDA MANAGED BUSINESSES WITHIN THE DESTINATION
In accordance with CDC guidelines, WHPDA has decided to limit operations within the following businesses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center (Ceased all non-essential operations)
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Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Temporarily Closed)
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We are also closely following the executive orders released by Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, suspending all public gatherings of 10 people or more within the Community, as well as federal recommendations to avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. We ask you continue to do your best to keep yourself and others healthy. We will do the same.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
My Gila River District Announcements
Gila River Health Care: Coronavirus Resource Center
Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS)

ABOUT GILA RIVER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (GRBE)
Gila River Business Enterprises (GRBE) is comprised of several different Gila River Indian Community businesses operated and managed by the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA). These businesses include Toka Sticks Golf Course, Gila River Displays, and the following convenience stores/gas stations:  Komatke Market, Casa Blanca Market, Sacaton Union 76 Convenience Store, Uhs Kehk Store, and Toka Sticks Service Station.

ABOUT WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHPDA)
The Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is an entity of Gila River Indian Community responsible for managing and developing the Wild Horse Pass Development Area, a 3,300-acre master planned commercial development zone, and the Community’s premiere tourist destination. The Wild Horse Pass Destination includes: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Whirlwind Golf Club, Aji Spa, Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, KOLI Equestrian Center, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Bondurant High Performance Driving School. 

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